RE: Changing the mac address on Windows 2000 and XP

From: Joe Osborn (joe.osborn_at_codejock.com)
Date: 07/06/05

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    To: "'Pranav Lal'" <pranav.lal@gmail.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 21:37:22 -0500
    
    

    Not possible to change the MAC Address of a network device to my knowledge.
    They are coded into the firmware of the device itself and assigned by the
    manufacturer. You can always put a second NIC in the machine and Nat thru
    it so it appears to come from a different NIC because in fact it would be.
    Does this help?

    Joe

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 11:26 AM
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Changing the mac address on Windows 2000 and XP

    Hi all,

    Is there any way to change the mac address of a LAN card in Windows
    2000 and Windows XP?

    As a corollary to the question, how would one detect if a computer
    was changing its mac address? This is assuming that the network on
    which this machine is connected has DHCP enabled.

    Pranav

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